10 best fragrances for summer

Our pick of the floral, fresh and exotic scents to see you through the warmer months

Looking for a new scent that’s bursting with summertime blooms, but without being sickly sweet? We’ve found the most exciting fragrances this summer has to offer.

All the scents we’ve chosen take their creative cue from summer, whether that’s long days on the beach or English country gardens, and whilst some provide decadent aromas that will make you feel a million dollars on balmy, summer evenings, others have an emphasis on subtlety and freshness, making them ideal for the daytime.

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Elie Saab L'Eau Couture is both sophisticated and sensual, as well as being utterly divine. For a more subtle scent for daytime wear, we love Davidoff Coral Reef Woman.

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1. Carolina Herrera 212 Surf, £35.53 

2. Elie Saab L'Eau Couture, £39.95 for 50ml

3. Jo Malone Turberose Angelica, £115 for 100ml

4. Balenciaga Rosabotanica, £53 for 50ml

5. Juicy Couture Couture La La Malibu, £22.50 for 40ml

6. Dolce & Gabbana Dolce, £72.50 for 75ml

7. Gucci Flora 1966, £130 for 100ml

8. Yohji Yamamoto Her Love Story, £39 for 30ml

9. Vivienne Westwood Sunny Alice, £50 for 75ml

10. Davidoff Coral Reef Woman, £29.88 for 100ml

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